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James Cameron

Birth Name: 
James Francis Cameron
Birthday: 
Monday, August 16, 1954
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Birth Place: 
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Height: 
6' 2"

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He moved to the USA in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screen-writing ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and debuted as a director with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) the following year.

In 1984, he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. After this came a string of successful science-fiction action films such as Aliens (1986) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Cameron is now one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. He was formerly married to producer Gale Anne Hurd, who produced several of his films.

Awards and Nominations

1998 - Won - Best Director (Titanic)
1998 - Won - Best Film Editoin (Titanic)
1998 - Won - Best Picture (Titanic)

News

James Cameron: Angelina Jolie Would Be 'Hot' as Cleopatra

James Cameron confirmed that he is in talks to direct a 3D Cleopatra film starring Angelina Jolie. The "Avatar" and "Titanic" director told the New York Times that the project is in development at Sony.... Read more
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James Cameron Finds His Next Film

While he hadn’t actually zeroed in on what his next directorial project would be, James Cameron’s recent comments have led everyone to believe that he’ll be sticking on Pandora and the surrounding worlds for a sequel to Avatar.... Read more
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Cameron Hints At Future For Battle Angel

Talking up his all important nine minutes of new footage for the Avatar  Special Edition, James Cameron hinted to Coming Soon that his long-mooted Manga adaptation Battle Angel may still be a going concern.... Read more
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'Avatar: Special Edition' for 3D theaters

Boasting an additional eight minutes of footage, "Avatar" will return to theaters on Aug. 27.... Read more
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'Avatar' stays atop home video sales charts

The sales juggernaut that is "Avatar" showed no signs of slowing in Week 2 of the blockbuster film's home video release, with the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment title again topping both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc sales chart.... Read more
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Reviews

Ghosts of the Abyss (BLU-RAY 3D)

After filming “Titanic,” James Cameron is back directing and starring in a documentary about Titanic. He lead an expedition to explore the Titanic in 2001 and the film, “Ghosts of the Abyss” was released in theaters in 2003.... Read more
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Titanic (BLU-RAY 3D)

“Titanic” made its movie theater debut in 1997 with rave reviews and lots of praise. 15 years later, and coincidently on the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Paramount has re-released “Titanic” on Blu-ray and 3-D Blu-ray formats for the first time.... Read more
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Alien Anthology (BLU-RAY)

Holy cow. 20th Century Fox have outdone themselves with this release. This is one of my favorite film series and it’s been an incredible experience to dive into this set. Each movie is represented here in two difference versions apiece, along with hours of special features.... Read more
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Avatar (BLU-RAY)

There has been a lot of talk about the "bare bones" release of 'Avatar' (or "lean and mean" as Fox would prefer press to refer to it as).  Yes, this Blu-Ray has no special features.  No behind-the-scenes, no making of, no commentary, no deleted scenes, nothing.  But, does it effect the enjoyment?... Read more
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Avatar

James Cameron, the man behind such masterpieces as Terminator, Aliens, and Titanic, had an idea in 1994. This idea would involve computer generated actors and would cost somewhere in the range of $100 million to make. This idea was Avatar.... Read more
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